Statement of Function
The Stormwater Division is charged with reducing to the maximum extent practicable, the pollution of the Indian River Lagoon caused by stormwater runoff and base groundwater flow. It is also responsible for helping the County implement federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit goals. These goals are accomplished through the design, construction, and operation of regional stormwater pollution removal systems; education ; and fertilizer application, sediment, and erosion control enforcement and monitoring.
A Healthy Lagoon: Letís Chalk About it - Chalk Contest Winners!
A Healthy Lagoon: Let’s Chalk About It” had its first year with great success! We had more than 25 contestants and each age group represented. The rain held off until the entire event was over and it was absolutely beautiful outside; a day filled with ice cream, kayak rides, and chalk galore! I would personally like to thank the Environmental Learning Center and the Florida Institute of Technology at the Vero Beach Marine Lab for co-hosting the contest this year with our Stormwater Team, to the volunteers that came out, and to the City of Sebastian for the amazing Earth Day Celebration Event at Riverview Park. Without further ado, here are our 2015 chalk contest winners!
2014/2015 Goals and Objectives
Design and Construction Related Activities
Stormwater Education Related Activities
- Complete construction of Osprey Marsh Stormwater Park
- Begin a pilot plant study for a large scale water lettuce based nutrient removal facility
Stormwater Pollution Control Activities
- Update and continue to show on the County government television channel, the video program presenting PC Main Screening System, Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, and Spoonbill Marsh. Add PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility if it is operational.
- Continue inserting a stormwater anti-pollution message in every other issue of the County’s monthly employee newsletter.
- Channel illicit discharge reports to the proper department staff.
- Enhance public stormwater education activities.
Stormwater Enforcement Related Activities
- Continue operation and maintenance of PC Main Screening System.
- Continue operation and maintenance of Egret Marsh Stormwater Park.
- Continue to implement Best Management Practices at construction sites and dewatering projects during site
- Continue to work with County Surveyor to identify and map priority-screening areas and locate unpermitted
- Continue to work to reduce erosion and sedimentation in County MS4 conveyance systems, waters of the
state, and Florida Outstanding waterways.
- Operate and maintain Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, PC Main Screening System, and PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility to reduce pollution to the Indian River Lagoon and to comply with TMDL limits.
- Enforce the County fertilizer ordinance.
TO REPORT FLOODING AND OTHER STORMWATER CONCERNS
Please do not call this office - Please call the Road and Bridge Division at 772-770-5095